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�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Ass istant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Di r ector of Governmental Liaison
Greetings:
The Atlanta Children and Youth Services Council, in its second
year as the city's official agency for the prevention of juvenile
delinquency, has begun a difficult task.
During the coming year, its functions are to be greatly
expanded in line with the aim of building sound programs
for the youth of today- who are our citizens of tomorrow.
As May-or of Atlanta, I congratulate the Youth Council I s Board
and staff for its accomplishments in the past. I am equallyconfident that the future work of the Council will result in even
greater success, as wfil be reflected in the decrease of youth
crimes and delinquency- in our city- ,
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INTRODUCTION
Since its inception, February 1966, the Youth Council, thou:3h in
its infancy, has nadc niBnificant progress in fulfillinc its r.1ission
and function.
The chonces in the patterns, incic1ents, and prevalence of delinquency .ire but a sr:iall p.:1rt of the kind of uorl~ effort and / or i1:ipact
t-Jhich the Youth Council has had on the services which Atlanta provides
for its children and youthe
As a coordinating agency, noot of the Council's tml"k
through and in cooperation \·7 ith other agencies in terns
nation, developinc, planninr;, inplcoentinc, and funding
A list of the aeencies cooperatinr; ~,ith the Council rniy
the i\rpendi:c.
hns been
of coordi•
prograns.
be found in
The activities o·f the Council hnve ranged fron provicling assistance to individual children nnd their fanilies to assisting coon.unity sroupo; to uorkinc uith planning and funding ocencies like Nodel
Cities, E.O.A., United Appeal, Christian Council, as uell as oany
other federal, state, and local .ngcnciei:;.
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THE ATLAUTA YOUTH COUNCIL'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
l-1nyor
Hon. Ivnn Allen, Jr.
Chairnan
Robert Wood
Vice Chairoan
Franklin N. Thor:uw
Secretary
i>Iichacl H. Trotter
Treasurer
Fletcher Coor:1bs
E:{ccutive Director
John W. Cmc
Henbers
Hrs. Rhocleo Perdue, Neober at Lar:3e
Frank Caroine
Dejonah Franklin
Nrs. Vivian Henderson
G. Arthur Houell
Mrs. Clayton Yates
Elt.
Ocie J. Irons
Jerry Luxcmburner
Frank A. Player
Hra. Hnry A. Sanford
Officio t-1 eobers
Hon. Uerbert T. Jentcina ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Chief of Police
l>Ir.
John H. Letson••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Superintcndent of Schools
Hr. Jack
c. Delius ••••• ••• ••••••••••••••• , •••••••• General
tlanaccar of Parka
�Hl-IAT IS THE COUNCIL?
The Youth Council is nn official municipal agency created in 1966
by the 1-1.:iyor and l3oar<l of Alden.um. This a~ency is designed for the
prevention and control of juvenile delinquency .:1nc1 the developnent of
children and youth. In this capacity it llas a r.rulti-faccted responsibility for city uiclc planning, coordination, formulation and inplenentation of coonunity prograos for deliquency prevention and control and youth services.
WHAT IS THE COUNCIL EXPECTED TO DO?
The Council is expected to: (1) Obtain cooperation and coordination
of exintins prograos, effects an<l aeencies; (2) collect, interpret,
and disseoinate inforoation about progrnoo and projects related to
youth; (3) nssist pgencies in finding nnd obtaining financial and progra01.--iatic resources; (4) provide technical assistance and consultation
on youth prograns; (5) asnist ar3encies in the training of staff; (6)
support and initiate neces.Gar y lccislation .nnd public policies to facilitate oervices to youth; (7) and to stinulate and uork for t he est a blishnent of ncu and inovative progrnos that uill alleviate prob l er:is
affecting children and youths with priority on dcliquency and deviant
behavior.
I H WHAT AREAS OF SERVICES IS
nm
YOUTH COUNCIL CONCERNED?
t·n1ile the Youth Council is priocJrily concerned ,,ith deviant behavior
and nore specifical l y juvenile deliqucncy, the Board of Council recoc•
ni zes t hat delinquency is only one foro of devi.'.lnt behavior and is in
no way i nclusive of the total 3anut of probler.1S fa.cine our children
and yout h . There f ore , the Board of the Council has broadened its funct iono in s uch a uny as to .nss ia t ncenc i es uith any problcos related t o
children, youth , and young adul ts i n t he a r ea. of he.1 1t h , education, welfare , delinquCJ.icy , recreation and ot her areas of chi l dren and youth pro•
blcms .
SPECIFICALLY FOR WHAT KIND OF SERVICES NAY AN AGENCY OR AN ORGANIZATION
CALL ON THE COUNCIL?
1.
As speaker, discussant or participant in neetinns, conferences, etc. ,
your aGency nay be con<luctinc;
2.
to pr ovide t echnical assis tance and cons ultat i on;
3.
t o gather and provide s ta tis t ica l in fon:-iation or s ource of infornation about youth procraos ;
4.
to serve as a convener and give otnff assistance t o groups ond agen•
cies where. prograr.1 servi ces are overlapping, duplicated, lacking or
uncoordinated
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to assist asency Boards and staff in interpreting, clarifying,
and changins prograr:1S effectin13 youth services;
6.
to establish·contact uith the proper public and private aBency
that r:ay help in oeetin3 a need or concern of the agency;
7~
to assist a3encies, and organizations tn setting priorities and
oeetin3 unoet and ne,;-J needs uhich nayexLot iu t 1 .c c:::ir.:. ·. unity.
C.
to assist agencies and organizations in publicizing aud distri0utin13 inforoation c1bout their services and special prograos which
they nay be undertaking ;
9.
to conduct and assist n3encies in conducting staff devclopocnt and
training pror;rao in the areas of youth servicen;
10.
to distribute funds to operating asencies that 1;1ny becone available to or through the Council for their une in operating nnd
carryinc out prosrar.is related to the purposes and objectives of
the Council.
�FL\CTS ABOUT ATLi~NTA' S CHILDREN .i\ND YOUTH
Training and Er;ploynent
The younc uorker ace 16-21 will account for 45% of the increase in
the nations labor force6
The youth enployoent role for non-hi3h school gr.:1duates fa 14%; for
high school sraduates is 6%; for collese cracluatcs is 3%.
1 out of every 4 youth oeeking .:"l }o::; in /1.t lanta has not coop l etcd
hi3h school. 3 out of 10 entering the labor force uill not have finish•
ed hich school.
Unenployoent rates for i]er:;ro Youth continues to increaae. It i o
doubled that of the Uhite Youth. The enployuent r.:ite for the black
ehetto in sane areas run .:2s hi 13h as 50-80%.
Ar, oany as 75,000 hich school and college youth uere lookine for
jobn durinc the sur:1Der of 1967.
Urban I-Ii~ration of rm:·al youth, r.!ilny of these necroes; the poorly
educatecl, the unskilled, and unp repared fo r conplete urban life, and i tn
frw;trations, is posin0 a serious pr obl cn of eoploynent and training for
the City of Atlanta8
There uere a t otal of 2,032 youth served throueh the Atlanta NYC,
in an<l out of achool ?rograns.
Juvenile Deliquency and Youth Crine
In 1967, oorc th.:in 10,000 j uvenile cnoes involvinc auto theft, larceny, robbery, and burgulary, glue sniffin3, enDbling, lottery and
na licious nischiefa uerc handled in the courts in the Atlanta area.
There l'Iere uore than 1,000 juveniles on probation in Fulton County~
Hore than 50% of all persons arrested for un jor cl"ine in Atlanta
are belou 17 yea rs of age.
Recidivis1:1 anone cleliqucnts nnd crininnlo
in:,ni:J
aboui: 50%.
The crioe and juvenile clcliqucncy rate in Atlanta has increased
alr.1ost 10 tiues faster than durins the 11 year period froa 19S5-65.-
22% of totnl crines and delinquency cocoitted in the city is cor..,oi•
tted in the Hodel Cities Coi:,1nunity o
Approxii;ia tely 50% of the state's arrests are related to the socio ...
econonic level o The juvenile delinquency rates in L\.tlanta is 6, 15,
23, 37 per 1,000 releases co@pared to 50 for the United States and 25
for Georeia.
�Abandonr:ient of ninor children caacG resulted into 47G sentences.
E:ccessive use of alcohol in a contributins factor in 70% of the
crioin.:11 cases in cril:1inal court in Fulton County.
The nuober of serious crines in l\tlanta during the first quarter
of 196G rooe 20% over the sauc period in 1967.
There ucre 164 civil disor<lera reported durinc the first 9 oonths
of 1967, 5% uere nnjor, 25% ucre ::;erioua, but not oajor, and 70% uere
r:1inor.
Educ.:ition
There uere 253,430 youth in the Hetropolitan l,tlnnta school systeu1s in 1967. 'there .:ire 115,000 in Atlanta proper. The figures for
the Hetropolit.:in .:irea includes 165,535 otudents in eleoen tary school;
34,503 in high school and 35,330 in special ancl night classes. There
are 6,415 atuden ts .:ictively enrolled in Vocational Education pro3raos.
The dropout rate for Atlanta is about 7%.
Less than 50% of t r.e childr en uho enter school in the f irst 3rade
ever reach t he 12th crade i n the Atl.:inta Public Schoofo.
The al>senteeisu rate aoori2 student s in hinh dolinquci1t arcoo i n critical. TI-ie nedi.:1n percent of all high ochool ~ ,a!llt8 attending Atl anta Public Schools i-1as 90% in 1967. The r.:iedian rate for those hieh
s chools s ervinr; lm·1 incone area s mis ::35%.
fi. cr oss-the-country r er>ort ci t en the f ollouinr; reasonn f or pcra_ono
droppi113 out of school ; disintercot , hone rcsponnibilitics , unfavor.:1ble
parental attitudes , peer inf l uence, unhappy hone situati ons.
The imne repor t characte rized t he t ypi c.:il potentinl <lropout ns :
unde rachi evers, irrecular .:ittendanccs, frequently tar dy, nonDpar ticipant a , a discipline probleo.
urposelcssneso , and L-ialc s ex.
Apprm~inat e ly 90% of the youth in Atlanta ' n nchool s ten:ri.nnte their
educat ion a fter hi 3h school.
The city 's s chool s are seriously overcrou<led and predooina t e l y :Negro.
At the sar:1e tine, t he surburban s chool systens reoain prcdooinotely white.
TI1e readine achiever;ient l evel s of chil dren livinG in the inner-city
are J to 7 crades belou that of the averace Gth r;radc studento

Physical Dnd Nenta.l Ifoa l th
There are approxioately 120,000 nentally ill persons in Atlanta, about
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16,000 of these are children .
The infant nortali t y rate in i\tlc:mta r uns as hir;h as 42 per l,COC
population in the loucn!: nocio-econooic areas., This is 3 tines that
for the city. The in.font n ortality rate for Ncnroen i t;; t,;1ice that of
,;1hites.
Half of Atlanta children under 15 have never visited a dentist. The
Health Departn e n ta in t he Atlanta .:1 r ea arc able to serve only lo% of
t he children needin2 dental care,
At lca at one out of ever y 250 t eena ge boys and Gi r ls cont act V.D.
Recreation and Leisur e
Th e a r eaa .:toa t lacl.dne a nd in need of r ecreational services have
t he hi13hest popu lntion densitie::; and level3 o f pove rty, s o that pers ons ca.n no t pr ovide t h eir mm rec rea tional outle t s.
Nos t o f t he fine a rts ancl cul tura l proer.:io s a r e n o t avai l able . t o
child r en and yout h in the i nne r ci t y cmcept thr ough the schools. ·
Fine arts program, offered by t he various art a nd cultural ornanizations provi<le little or no service to nino ritie s and f or inner city
youth.
One of the najor sourceo o f recreation and leisure in Atlanta ia
the public library. There is a definite s hortage of funds available
to the library for branch e2,,.1)ansion, audio-visual and outreach prograr.u:..
Children and Youth Welfare
There a re sor.1e 300 boys and nirls returning to the Atl.lntn Coouni ty fron. the Yout!1 Developoent Centers, nany o f these have no
place to go nnd no r.1eanin3ful uay of rc-cn.teri:1r; the coonunity.
There is a real need to as::;ist adoption and foster placeuent aGencies
in findins suitable plnceoents for hard to p lace children.
Hany fatherless boy::; are in need of pooitivc father ina:::;es of bin
brother types 't·Jith uhon they can rel<1 te or identify.
n1e probleo of illegitinacy in the. country and in Atlanta is very
seriouo. There uere 300,000 illecitiun.tc birtho in the United States
n1ere l1.'ls uore than 2~G90 illegitiuatc births in Atlanta.
�HIGHLIGHTS of the ATLAi~Tl\. CHILDREH and YOUTH SERVICES COUNCIL'S WORK
for 1967-1968
The specific activities undertaken by the Council to fulfill ito
objectiveo uere .:1s follous:
A.
Forr.1 Ulation of Cor.uunity Procraon of Deliquency Prevention to be
carried out by Public or Private Agencies.
+ Participated and advised the Atlanta Board of Education in developing progrm.1S u h ich llould train teachers to identify .::tnd deal
,;-, ith r o o::-i nentnl health problensn
+ Pa rt icipated uith the schools and Cor:u:\Unity Chest Acencies nnd other
public nsencies in deve l oping progrru:is for children attend ing halfday classes in the nor thuest schools.
+ Assisted and uorked uith t he Atlanta Arts Council in clevelopin3
Art and Cult ural programs for inner-city children and youth.
+ Ad.vised .:1nd uorked uitll the a-.1ory University - Grady Ho::;pi tal
in developing an adolescent precnancy pr oject for the Houard
Hi3h School area.
+ Developed a health exnoiruJ.tion prograo for ?.:lrticipants in the
Youth Opportunity Prograr.1 throunh the oervicco of the Fulton
Nedical Association ancl the Red Cr oss.
+ 11.dvised a~J uo rked ,:-1 ith the i\tlanta Board of Education, Voc.itional, Education.'.11 Division in developing a high school uork-study
procran .
+ Aosiste<l the Gcor3ia Arts Counission in devclopinc and fund i nc a
photography pror;ran fo r arts in the i nner-ci t y.
+ Developed a lonr:; uitb t he Atlanta lirts Council, Georcia Ar ts Co•
nrais oion a pa indnc a rt o pr ocran fund ed by the Arthur Ha rri s Foundation .
+ Developed and cooperated -ui th EOA in a ope cial inner-city Ar t s
prosrau uith Leroy i'leionn .
Thi a project is funded by FJJ!i. .
+ Uorked with the Board o f E<lucation , federal volunteers, and the
Crir-1e Prevention Bureau in developin3 a r.w.soive Ilack•To- School
Canpaien.
+ Worked for chancing the city's child labor laus to roke it possible for oore kids to net j obso
+ Net ,.,ith the Conounity Chest Hetropolitan Boys Club::;, Officials
of the Coan School and the Board of Education in developinc
plano and p-rograus for neuly created East Side Boys Club in
�the Kirkwood- Ec1nei:-10od nreu.
B.
I npler:1entation of i\ction Procrans, carried out by the Council's
ot-m ataff.
+ Developed a tutorial procran for peraona participating in the
.Absentee Project utilizinc federal volunteers and vacationins
teachers.
+ Developed uith nssistance fron the Resional Office of 1-IEW, Ris her
Education and several collcce in the rc3ion nn "Off•Cm::ipus uorkstucly prograr..111 tvhich provided student staff for acencics in the
city.
c.
Providins Technical Aasistancc and Consultative Scrvicea to Agencies
+ Provided technical asoistance to the House of USE in developing
an cnploynent procrnn for hard to reach youth throuch the ?rocran (EOA).
+ Provided technical assi::itance and cooperated with EO!i., Greater
i\tlanta Arts CornJission and the i\tlanta Arts Council in develop•
inc a proposal to the National Foundation of Arts and Hur:mnities
for an inner-city art procran.
+ Provided assistance t o the Atlanta Parks and Recreation Center
in developinc o special ousic instruuent procran by the Elliot
Foundation.
+ Advised and assisted in the developoent of a cooperative educat i onal ".'"crcational pro3rao t·1 ith the 3rd Arny in the HarperPlunket-town areas.
+ Advised and ,;10rkcd u ith the Cor.,uunity Chest agencies , EOA, and
other a gencies in developinc a procrao for Um-,ed i-Iothers in tthe
Naoh-Hashiunton area.
+ Provided technical asoistance to the Georgia Dcpat..-ient of Lclbor
in developinc a propooal to ir.1prove the quality of service provided for participants in the Youth Opportunity Car.1pninn.
+ Provided technical assistance to the Westend Neir,hborhood Service Center and the Sta /~nthony's Church in developing their
Rent-A-lad project.
+ Provide technical assistinc to hundreds of youth and youth croups
throuchout the city in establishing a city wide Youth Co1113ress,
uhose prinary objective ia to brine toccthcr ~roups and Jiocuss proble1:.1s
facinc teenage youth in the city o
D.
Plannini Activities
+ Served on the Subconr.1ittee on Day Cc'.lre Pror:;ranc t·1 ith the staff
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of the Connunity Coun cil o:Z i\tl.:mt.:i in d-!velopinr; n ckiy care
project in the Hcntcnc! nrc.:i.
-:- A<lviGci<l and participated uith the Coommity Council of /,tlanta,
The Co,.nunity Chest, Parks .:m<l Recreation Departwent in develop-
ing the city'a cooprehensivc recre.ition plan.
+ .i.'\asiated aeveral coor.1Unity Groups in developin3 ad-hoc recre.:ition•
al projects for children in the inner ci t y. These include the
Thi rel t,r:,~y, The Playboy C:L:b, Federal F,n ployees, B' nni BI rth
Lodr;e and sevcrc'.ll churches.
+ Attended sevc::al ncctin3s denlins l1ith ~cpnnsion and findini:; so•
lutions to problcus.
+ npproachccl the Chriatian Council of ~tlanta to 3et
thco t o de-
velop surJr:.1Cr activitiea in the churchea.
+
E.
i".pproached the CoDDunity Relationa Cor:info:::ion about :
l. Problet.1s related to children and youth.
2. Police and youth relationa
Coordination of ~ctivities
+ Developed ancl coordinated efforta
l1ith E. 0 .A., City Public WorkG
Dcpartr.icnt , Fulton nnd Dekalb He.:llth Departocnts and othor n3,m•
cies in devclopinG a Uodcnt Control Procrnr..1 to reduce the probleo
of rats in the city as uell as to increase youth er:1ployoent.
+ Coordinated ancl uorked t·1 ith Health, Education and Welfare ancncies
scrvinc the E<lr;cmood-K:lrlruood .:i.rea in helpinc; then to nore effect•
ively cope uith the problel':ls of juvenile delinquency.
+ Coordinated uith St. Vincent
de P.'.!ul and the Atlanta Youth Deve•
lopmcnt Center pro3rarJs in the Bedford· Pine::, Conrnmity.
+ Coordina tecl the i:.10rk for the Hoy or'::: Counci 1 on Youth Opportu•
nity .
+ Provided
a coordinatec! approach of uork in the Capitol Horc1cs area
l1ith the Board of Education, Park and ccreationa.l Departnent.
F.
lnforaation, Clearini3house Services
+ Handled over 2,000 calls and inquiries involvinG
youth services.
+ Distributed infornation to the N.:1tional Association of Theater
0\-mcro, Uatlona 1 Photocrnphy Ot-Jnc~rs, national Entertainnent
Association about the providing several pro13rans for the inner
City COODUOitieSo
+ Developed and distributed and inventory to children throughout
�the city on sur:iuer opportunities.
+ Developed and distributed au inventory to children of the conraunity on fall -opportunities.
+ Held several <lincussion sessiona uith c1gencies .:iround developine
and planning procrar.1s for youth in the areas of deliquency.
G.
Public Affairs and Public Policy
+ Contacted the Board of Education about iucreasinc the nuober of
sumer school scholarnhips to poorer kidn.
+ Held an Annual 1-Iecting.
+ Prepared a nunber of correspondence to Con13res:men supportinc
needed lesislation in reference to youth.
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Supported ler;islation to bcnin ldndcrnarten pro3ra1:1s in Georcia.
+ Supported the Juvenile nnd Safe Streets and Cri.oe Bill.·
+ Supported the Juvenile Court Rcforn Bill.
+ Supported the Special Education Procran for em:cptional children.
+ Supported
the ncreasc Budget .Appx.opriati.ons for I·l edical Service
for Rctilrded Chil.dren.
+ Supported the en<linr; of mctcmde<l cln.ssen i n the public schools.
+ Supported the extension of hours that city m1icr.1ing poolG nre
opened.
+ Supported the o.r::.o. L\i.:ir,1endnen t •
+ Worked acainst c rtain portions of the Social Security Ano.end•
r.1ent, and supported the uorntoriur.1 of the inplenentation of
these nr.nendnents.
+ Gave nore than 100 speeches in the cor:10unity and nadc approxi•
oately 10 radio and television appearances.
+ Held the 1967 Hayor's Fall Conference on Children ancl Youth.
+ Co•sponsorad an all
H.
day Conference on l\dolescent
Unwed Motherhood.
Inter-Acency Relationship and Pnrticipation in CoC1r.1unity Activities
+ Contacted and assisted the Chaober of Co0t1erce and the United
Appeal in developine a nassive job and fund raisinc drive for the
Youth Opportunity Canpai~no
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+ Develor>ecl .:ind participated in an Intcrar.;cncy Tnsk Force in the
E<lceuood-IarkHood are.:i.
+ Developed .:in ·1ntcra13ency Task Force in Dekalb County.
+ Developed a close 1·1 orkini relationship l7ith the Cor.11:lunity Chest
in r.1ectin3 needs in uany of their SC!rvicc areas.
�196 7 YOUTH OPPORTUNITY
Clii·n?Iml
For the third consecutive yeor, and at the request of the President of the United States, the city of Atlanta :i..n -v·~ly npring set
irt notion its Youth Opport unity C.:i1~p.:ii 0n coordinntcd by the Atlanta
Youth Council.
Discussion e;ave early indication that the 1967 car.ipaien should
not be linite<l to cnployr~ent only, but rather should broaden its
scope to include other a r eas of trenendous ioportance to ~tlanta's
youth. Thus, a four-point procrara uas adopted coverinc payinc jobs,
volunteer ser vices, sur:iner school, ancl recreation.
Er~)loynent and Volunteer Services
The carnpaicn provi ded au opportunity f or students to cooplete a
s ur.1r.1er job applicat i on ,-1 hile still in school. This early recruitoent
uas p lanned to hel p eliL1inate the end- of -school lac jaL1 of appli cn tiona
which n icht occur nt the Youth Oppor tuni t y Centex operated by the Geor•
gia Dcpa rtnent of Labor . This p l an uould .:1 l so pr ovide gui dance by the
counsel ora f or t he less notivnted youn3s t er nec.di nn hel p i n t .:ild nc t his
inportant f i r st step , · and in addition i-1oul <l r;ive t he counselora t he
opportunity to put volunteer s servi ccG i nto the right per spect i ve nith
other t ypes of Stu::JQCr a ctivi ties .
The total Youth Opp ortunity effort recei ved 9,66& applications.
49G orders and 1,463 j ob openings.
745 youth ,;Jere hired, li67 oale n.nd 278 £co.ale, through the cooperation
of the Georgia State Departnent of L'.lbor , ~tlanta Public Schools, Georcia
Retail l\ssociation; ond the .i\tlanta Ch.,10ber of Conoerce .
Lack of tine and established oo.chinery .f or recruitinc and nsoign ing
youth volunteers did not pernit a really stron3 effort in this nrea
by the 1967 Canpn.icno i\n exaoination of Public and Private agencies
in the recrc.ition area indicated that thousand::; of volunteer hours
uere given by youth.
Sur.irJer Schoo 1
The car.ipaign cncouraned Suoner School enrollnent for students t·1ho
needed to catch up or uho \Jishcd to r;et ahead acadcuically. Courses
and pro3r.:ir.1s in the sur:10er school offered D broad choice to students
needing renedial uork or deoiring advance couraes, and enrichoent prograns. Theae provided n conbination of learninc and fun that appe.!ll•
ed to r.iany youth and young adultD. Reoedinl .!Ind enrichuent prograns
on the eler.1entary level served 7,043 children .it 31 schools and 7,637
at 10 hich schoolso
Recreation
Finally the canpaign focused attention on the nany uortlmhile re•
creation, nthlctic and enrichnent procrai:io available at parks ~ind re•
creation centers, comunity schoolo ond private aeency facilities. This
phase of the cru-..ipaif>'Tl includecl a directory of such pronrar:is, conpilecl
�for each quadrant of the city and distributed to school children of
all ages, encoura3iug then to participate in soo.e foi-,a 0£ recreation
to round out thei_r sur.uer. In addition and r:iore closely related to
the e~,tploynent phase o:E the campaign, 15,000 tickets were r.i.ade available for Youth Opportunity Hisht at the Atlanta Stadiun sponsored by
fin.,s and agencies participating in the Youth Opportunity Pronrarn.
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1968 YOUTH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAH
In late January 19GC Vice President Hubert Hur.rphrev, Chain-nan of
the President' a Cor.ruttee on Youth Opportunity invited the city of
Atlanta to a special r:1eeting in Washington, D.C. The overall purpose of this meetiu3 ,-ms to provide activities for disadvantaged youth
in the areas of &,ployr..1ent~ Recreation and Education.
Atlanta began i rar.ie<liately to plan and coor<linntc programs for youth
activities using all available resources.
Federal assistance was eiven to help Atlanta net its prograr:i underway. This assistance included a $30,000 planniue grant fro1:1 the Depart•
uent of Housing and Urban Developncnt. These planning funds were utilized by the Atlanta Children and Youth Services Council, the official
coordinatin1i agency for the City of Atlanta.
TI1e staff of the Atlanta Children an<l Youth Services Council was
assigned the responsibility for broad coordin.:ition of the entire Youth
Qr,portunity Program. n,e progran ~~as <lesiene<l by April 1968 ~nd inpler:ieatcd in June 1968.
Mecbers of the staff are: John w. Cmc, Executive Director
Lewis F. Dinkins
Terry Allen
Steve Fox
Ore;anization
Responding to t he Vice President 's request the ci ty of Atlanta; at
the r equea t of N.ay or Ivan Allen, J r ., established t he Hayor 1 s Counci l
on Youth Opportunity. Out o f thi o Council came subconoitt ees t o dea l
with t he pr oblemo . Th~a.c .:i r e :
1. &.lploy-went - Hr . Charles St oro, Lockheed Corp ., Georgia
2. Recreation - Ur. Harry Hel ton, YHCA
3. &lucation - I:-lrs. Betty Cantor , B'nAi B1 ri t h
l->. Publicity - Hiss Ann Cobb, Shell Oil Cor:ipany
5. Special Events - i.:Ir. Steve Fox
'Ihe effectiveness of these corc1r.1ittecs as well as the entire Youth
Opportunity Progran r.iay be found under separate cover, 1968 Youth Oppor•
tunity Report to the City of Atlanta.
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a~d ORGAN~ZATIONS PROVIDING PLANNING - COORDINATION ASSISTANCE TO THE MAYOR'S
COUNCIL on YOUTH OPPORTUNITY
State Agencies
Federal Executive Board
refense D~partncnt
l~bo= Depnrtnent
1Ioc-3ing and U;:-bsn Developnent
Ilealt:,, Edc~a t i oi:1 and Welfare
Inte::-ior Depa:.: t r;mnt
Comne~ce Depa rtnen t
D~pa::tL1ent of J ustice (CRS)
Agr:l..c'.:.ltu:re
OEO
Civil Service CoLimiss i on
Count y
Fu:ton County Cornr:iiss i oner s
Fulton County Department of Faoily
and Children Services
Fulton County Schools
Ful ton County Juvenile Cou;:t
F~lton County Child Guidance
De1'..nlb County Schools
DG'.~.nlb County Juvenile Court
Othe~ Public Agencies
Econooic Opportunity of Atlanta
Atlanta Board of Education
Atla~ta Housing Authority
ClG:~ton County noard of F.clucation
~ecnt~. r:: Public Schools
Office of the Governor
Defense
Fa~i ly and Children Servi ces
Education
Hea lth
Governor Cor:rrnission on Crime and
Justice
Ar ts Cor.inission
Recr eation CoOfilission
Uni ve rsity of Georgia
Georg ia State Collee e
Men ta l Health Inst i t ute
Geor~i a Departnent of Labor
Schol a r ship and Loa n Commiss i on
State Li brary .Boar d
City of At l a n ta
Office of the Nayar
Planning Departnent
Personnel
Publi c Works Department
Recreation and Parks
Children and Youth Services
Conptroller
City Service Coordination
Coraounity Relations Cor.n.nission
Police Department
Atlanta Public Library
Llyate NoE!.:'Profit Health, Education
and Welfa~e Agencies
Private Non-Profit Health, Education
and Welfare Agencies cont'd
Corilf.l~nity Chest - United Appeal
Comrm.Jniiy Council of Atlanta
Atlanta Mental 1:ealth Association
American Social Health Association
Anti-Defamation League
Camp Fire Girls
Atlanta Enployment Evaluation Services
Centers
Legal Aid Society
Atlanta University School of Social
Work
At2.anta Urban League
Bethlehem Wesley Comr.runity Centers
Big Brothers Association of Atlanta
Grady Homes Community Girls Clubs
Atlanta University Multi-Purpose
Training Center
Cancer Society of Atlanta
Georgia Heart Association
Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Connission
Goodwill Industry
Boys Club, Inc8 of Atlanta
Butl~r Street YMCA
Camp Fire Girls, Ince
Carrie Steele-Pitts Hoces
Cathol:i..c Social Services of Atlanta
Children Center of Metropolitan Atlanta
Greater Atlanta Conmittee on Crioe and
Delinquency
Kirkwood Christian Center
�Private Non-Profit Health~ Education
and Wolfare Agencies cont'd
N.ntional Youth Courtesy Foundations
Paul Anderson Youth Hooe
Planned Parenthood Association
of Atlanta
~~ory University
Metropolitan YMCA


netropolitan YWCA


Travelers Aid Society of Atlanta
Wonen in CoDI,1unity Services
St. Vicent de Poul Society
Salvation Arny
Religious
Metropolitan Council of Churches
AME Ministers Union
Inter-Demccinational Ministerial
Alliance
Baptist Ministers Union
Atlanta Archdioces
Georcia Co.uncil of Churches
Business, Civil Right Services and Educational Groups
Atlanta Chamber of CoIDI:1erce
Merit &nployers Association
Retail Wholesale Merchants Association
Frontier Club
National Coneress of Colored Parents
and Teachers
National Conference of Christian and
Jews
Atlanta Bar Association
Optimist Club of Atlanta
Y's Club Butler Street YMCA
Rotary Club of Atlanta
Kiwanis Club
Jr. League
Eraory University
Junior Charuber of Cooraerce
Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council
Council of Jewish Women
Apartoent Owners Association
NAACP
Metropolitan Coi.::nnission on Crioe and
Delinquency
Georgia L'.lbor Council AFL-CIO

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